Services in Kirklees
Kirklees district director
We provide the following services to the people of Kirklees:
- Mental health services
- Learning disability services
- Adult ADHD services
You can read all about these services in our service offer document.
We also run a number of services in partnership, with Kirklees Council as the lead provider.
Kirklees health issues
The health of people in Kirklees is mixed compared to the England average. Deprivation is higher than average and 18,025 children live in poverty.
Average life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average being 77 years for men and 81.3 years for women.. Death rates from cancer, heart disease and stroke have fallen overall mortality rates remain higher than the England average.
19.1% of Kirklees children are classified as obese, matching the average for England. In adults, 27% are obese, against a national average of 24.2. Teenage pregnancy is very high with 352 cases in the last 2 years, but despite this educational attainment remains in line with national average, with 2,721 teenagers achieving 5 A*-C grades at GCSE.
Estimated levels of adult ‘healthy eating’ and obesity are worse than the England average. The rate of smoking related deaths is higher than average.
Kirklees’ identified health priorities include healthy eating, emotional well-being (particularly of children) and smoking.
How our services respond to these challenges
Responding to meet the health and wellbeing needs of people in Calderdale is complex. We know that for some the picture is improving but for many it is not. We are using the findings from the Kirklees Joint Strategic Needs Assessment [external site] to target our services better at people in a way that reflects their level of need. This will support a reduction in the differences in health and wellbeing between groups of people and between different areas. This is not a quick fix but an ongoing, long term process which requires our partnership approach with commissioners, local organisations, local people, their families and their communities.
Kirklees Single Point of Access
To help deliver high quality care and continue the development of secondary mental health services in Kirklees, a Single Point of Access (SPA) for all new referrals to working age adults and older people services is available.
The SPA provides streamlined access to services through a clear pathway. This system aims to reduce the number of referral routes and provide a consistent response to referrers – effectively a “one-stop shop”. The SPA operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Single Point of Access telephone number: 01924 284555
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Page last updated on January 30th, 2013